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Undergraduate Study

Arab and Islamic Studies

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1st for Middle Eastern & African Studies in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Work placements overseas to support your career development

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Unprecedented support for study abroad including dialectic training and staff visits 

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Sharjah Scholarships of £1,500 per year available for programmes which include the study of Arabic

Our Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies is one of Europe’s most renowned centres for research and teaching in the Arab and Muslim world. Facilities include a computerised language lab, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, satellite TV for viewing Middle Eastern channels and an exhibition space.

Arabic is one of the world’s major languages, part of the bedrock of Islam, and key to understanding the rich culture and history of the Middle East. We offer courses in Arabic and Middle East languages as well as comprehensive study of the literatures and cultures of the wider region. This includes the history, politics, economies, societies and anthropology of the region, and almost every aspect of Islamic studies – from medieval to modern Islam.

I chose Exeter because of the combination of inspiring lecturers, interesting modules, exciting year-abroad prospects and it being an utterly beautiful place to study.

I love the diversity of my degree and thus inevitably the people I have met and continue to meet along the way. There is so much flexibility in terms of how you can tailor your degree to what you want to get out of it, for me it's become a living breathing part of my life!

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studying Arab and Islamic Studies with Spanish